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English translation: minimum margin

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14:14 Mar 24, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Mindestkalkulationen
In describing the risk management system of a company in the course of its annual report, the following appears: "Alle Niederlassungen sind verpflichtet, Mindestkalkulationen einzuhalten und vorgebene Wachstums- und Profitabilitätspfade nicht zu verlassen." Are the Mindestkalkulationen something like minimum costing frameworks or is the reference to numbers?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Cami Townsend
English translation:minimum margin
Explanation:
"Kalkulation" is normally used in German for the calculation of a selling price. The phrase "knapp kalkuliert" means for example, the margin is cut to the bone. Here the top management wants the branches not to cut prices too much. Anything under a minimum margin of XX% might be risky business. He is an example from pricing policy for a chain of shoe shops on the same subject.
"Folgerichtig heißt die Devise ,`Kompetenz-Marketing statt Discount-Marketing´, denn ein klar definiertes Markenkonzept bedarf keiner aggressiven Preispolitik, um sich im Markt erfolgreich zu behaupten.

Bei einer Mindestkalkulation von 130% und mit massiver kommunikativer Begleitung über TV-Werbung bis zum umfassenden POS-Programm bieten sich dem Handel alle Voraussetzungen zur Ertragssteigerung und Profilierung."
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Summary of answers provided
naminimum marginDan McCrosky
naminimum computation / to reckon costs at minimumxxxG_Edition
na[adhere to the] lowest cost estimates
Tom Funke
naminimum calculationsAntje Ruppert


  

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18 mins
minimum calculations


Explanation:
I'm sure you could just translate it like that.

Antje Ruppert
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2 hrs
[adhere to the] lowest cost estimates


Explanation:
Schäfer, Wirtschaftswörterbuck
Kalkulation (f) cost estimating, cost estimate, cost estimate system

Zahn, Bank u. Börsenwesen: Kalkulation calculation, computation

In this context I suspect just >>calculation<< is too general (calculation of what?)


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2 hrs
minimum computation / to reckon costs at minimum


Explanation:
Peter Collins Business Dictionary for German:

Kalkulation ~computation, calculation -
kalkulierbar ~computable -
den Preis eines Produktes kalkulieren ~to cost a product -
to reckon costs ~ Kosten berechnen, Kosten ansetzen

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8 hrs
minimum margin


Explanation:
"Kalkulation" is normally used in German for the calculation of a selling price. The phrase "knapp kalkuliert" means for example, the margin is cut to the bone. Here the top management wants the branches not to cut prices too much. Anything under a minimum margin of XX% might be risky business. He is an example from pricing policy for a chain of shoe shops on the same subject.
"Folgerichtig heißt die Devise ,`Kompetenz-Marketing statt Discount-Marketing´, denn ein klar definiertes Markenkonzept bedarf keiner aggressiven Preispolitik, um sich im Markt erfolgreich zu behaupten.

Bei einer Mindestkalkulation von 130% und mit massiver kommunikativer Begleitung über TV-Werbung bis zum umfassenden POS-Programm bieten sich dem Handel alle Voraussetzungen zur Ertragssteigerung und Profilierung."



    Reference: http://www.euroshoe.net/sr1260/wendel.htm
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